n African Renaissance - UN peacekeeping missions in Africa, a conundrum or opportunity : a case of the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic

Volume 16 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305



United Nations peacekeeping missions in the DRC, South Sudan and the Central African Republic have become a topic of focus among different scholars. Some have argued within the domains of international politics that there is great need for UN peace keeping missions to be privatised as they have greatly failed to tackle conflict and contribute towards peace keeping in many countires. By strictly examining relevant literature, the study, uncovered that UN missions have been trapped in a cycle of never ending conflict rather than reducing the violence and protecting civilians. The study concluded that rather than solving the conflicts, the UN has found itself in a conundrum rather opportunity. The study therefore, recommended that closer cooperation between the UN and host nations and rapid deployment in times of crisis are keys to ensuring better peace keeping operations.

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